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Water Audits

Running a business is all about being efficient across the board and what’s the best way to make efficiency gains? Developing an in-depth understanding of your operations right across the board, from the very top to the very bottom, leaving no stone unturned.

Where your water usage and consumption is concerned, one of the quickest and most immediate ways of finding out how and where you’re using water is to have a business water audit carried out across your entire site.

The process involves a comprehensive review of your bills, use, infrastructure, supply and drainage so as to identify any weak areas where improvements could be made so as to reduce wastage and drive down costs.

Why are water audits important?

From a company perspective, business water audits can help you avoid issues like overcharging, billing errors, estimated readings and duplicate invoices, as well as helping you to improve water management across your site.

Furthermore, you’ll also be able to boost your green credentials significantly once you see where you’re wasting water.

One of the big problems across the pipe network in the UK is leakage, thanks in large part to our ageing infrastructure which has been in place since the Victorian times and is increasingly becoming unfit for purpose.

You may have a leak onsite somewhere and just not be aware of it, potentially wasting huge amounts of increasingly precious water and wasting huge amounts of money at the same time.

An audit of your site, however, will identify any spikes in usage, indicating that there may be a problem somewhere along the network. Once this has been identified, you can then prioritise water leak detection and repair, preventing wastage and ensuring you’re operating as sustainably as possible.

Further reading: Additional Benefits of Water Audits

What does a water audit involve?

The water audit process involves carrying out a desktop review of your bills and site, including a non-intrusive survey and assessment by a utility expert.

Once this has been conducted, an onsite audit can take place, with water engineers visiting your place of business to assess it using the very latest visual and diagnostic equipment, working out consumption habits and where savings can be made.

This then gives you all the information you need to take to your supplier in the case of incorrect billing and charges so you can reach a resolution and obtain any applicable refunds.

Of course, it can be an arduous process reviewing your bills – which is why we do all the hard work for you. Our team of expert water consultants are used to auditing these accounts, which are often complex with lots of hidden charges, helping you to find out exactly what it is you’re being charged for.

Depending on the size and nature of your business, we may need to ask for more in-depth information, including how you use water across your entire production process, as well as data relating to effluent flow and copies of your trade effluent bills. If you’d like to find out more about the water audit services we provide, get in touch with the team today.

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